Chair of Public Economics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bauernschuster

Professor Stefan Bauernschuster

Professor Stefan Bauernschuster

Stefan Bauernschuster has been Full Professor of Public Economics at the University of Passau since April 2013. He is also a Research Professor at the ifo Institute Munich, CESifo Affiliate, and member of the committe for social policy of the German Economic Association. Before moving to Passau, Professor Stefan Bauernschuster was deputy head of the research area Social Policy and Labour Markets at the ifo Institute Munich. In his research, he is mainly interested in labor, population, and education economics.

Please find Professor Stefan Bauernschuster's detailed CV here.


  • Bauernschuster, S., Hener, T., Rainer, H. (2017), When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution and Health, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 9(1), 1-37. DOI: 10.1257/pol.20150414 (Video)
  • Bauernschuster, S., Hener, T., Rainer, H. (2016), Children of a (Policy) Revolution: The Introduction of Universal Child Care and its Effect on Fertility, Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(4), 975-1005. DOI: 10.1111/jeea.12158 
  • Bauernschuster, S., Schlotter, M. (2015), Public Child Care and Mothers' Labor Supply - Evidence from Two Quasi-Experiments, Journal of Public Economics, 123, 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.12.013 
  • Bauernschuster, S., Falck, O., Wößmann, L. (2014), Surfing Alone? The Internet and Social Capital: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from an Unforeseeable Technological Mistake, Journal of Public Economics, 117, 73-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.05.007 
  • Bauernschuster, S., Dürsch, P., Oechssler, J., Vadovic, R. (2010), Mandatory Sick Pay Provisions: A Labor Market Experiment, Journal of Public Economics, 94 (11-12), 870-877. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.08.009 
  • Bachelor
    • Marktversagen und Wirtschaftspolitik (WS)
    • Public Finance (SS)
    • Seminar in Economic Policy (WS)
  • Master
    • Quasi-Experiments and Field Experiments in Economics (WS)
    • Behavioral Public Economics (WS)
    • Population Economics (SS)
    • Economics of Education (SS)
    • Seminar in Public Economics (SS)

  • PhD course

    • Quasi-Experiments and Field Experiments in Economics (WS)